The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Automation
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.13% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £376 £355
% change year-on-year -6.79% +5.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 305 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 85.07% 82.43% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 198 121
Median daily rate £445 £421 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +18.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (60.00%) Master Data Management
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (60.00%) Data Management
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (53.33%) SDLC
4 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) Data Lake
6 5 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 5 (33.33%) Use Case
7 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) User Stories
8 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) CRM
8 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (53.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (40.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 9 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Digital User Researcher
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) User Researcher
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SSRS Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 9 (60.00%) Data Management
3 9 (60.00%) Master Data Management
4 8 (53.33%) Defect Management
4 8 (53.33%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 5 (33.33%) Use Case
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) User Stories
8 2 (13.33%) BDD
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) Kanban
8 2 (13.33%) Market Research
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) Service Design
8 2 (13.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
1 9 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) CODA